WhatsApp has Introduced an Option for Group Chats

WhatsApp is introducing a new option for group chats that lets only approved administrators send messages.

It’s a simple change, but one that will make group chats more functional and appealing for certain use cases. Group chats are a big part of WhatsApp’s appeal, and it has been slowly adding more features regularly.

It recently introduced group descriptions as well as anti-spam tools and a catch-up feature that shows users’ replies and mentions. All this makes the Facebook-owned WhatsApp more attractive for the type of group organizing and group announcement feature that might have otherwise been done on Facebook itself.

As WhatsApp said in a blog post: “One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centres, and non-profit organizations. We’ve introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases.”

To enable the setting, just open “Group Info” in a group chat, then go Group Settings > Send Messages and select “Only Admins.”

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